Author Archives: The Hook

About The Hook

Husband. Father. Bellman. Author of The Bellman Chronicles. Reader of comic books and observer and chronicler of the human condition. And to my wife's eternal dismay, a mere mortal and non-vampire. I'm often told I look like your uncle, cousin, etc. If I wore a hat, I'd hang it on a hat rack in my home in Niagara Falls, Canada. You can call me The Hook, everyone else does.

5×5 With The Hook: Noelle Carbone.

Noelle Carbone is responsible for some of the slickest, most ground-breaking and unbelievably-well-written TV moments in recent memory. Though if you ask her, she’ll deny it vehemently. But what else can you expect from a Canadian, right? Being humble is … Continue reading

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I’m No Expert… Sunday Morning Edition.

I’m no expert but I would think that a mother for whom the safety of her brood is supposedly-paramount would exercise extreme caution when carrying out said protection. Case in point: a mommy dearest who, in her zeal to protect … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To CBC Haters Everywhere.

Hello there, you angry, angry souls. It’s 2017, there are literally a million targets more deserving of your ire and scorn in Canada alone, to say nothing of the United States of Donald Trump… But what do you choose to … Continue reading

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5×5 With The Hook: Theodora Miranne.

For an actor who inhabits the skin of a character embroiled in international espionage and corporate intrigue, today’s guest is wonderfully open and generous when it comes to baring her soul. Theodora Miranne is the whole package, as the kids … Continue reading

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Did Hell To Pay Actually Pay Off?

A lot of promises were made in regards to Hell To Pay, the Murdoch Mysteries Season Ten finale; the question is: Did Peter Mitchell and Company deliver? Well, let’s see, shall we? This pic’s too good to not use again… … Continue reading

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There’s Going To Be Hell To Pay On The CBC Tonight, Kids…

On the eve of the broadcast of Hell to Pay, the Murdoch Mysteries season ten finale, it has occurred to me that this show has more in common with the British sci-fi smash, Doctor Who than the steampunk theme. I … Continue reading

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It’s Over!!!

Yes, the day has finally arrived… It seemed as though it was going to last forever… (And no, that wasn’t what she said – ever.) But… MARCH BREAK IS OVER!!!   They’re gone! Blessed be to all-mighty God herself… they’re … Continue reading

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